Music instruction that develops a foundation of competencies and a life long love of music.
Each ensemble provides students with exciting opportunities to further their musicianship while developing key leadership skills and self confidence through performance and teamwork. The curriculum first seeks basic participation and ultimately develops musicians that will share their talents beyond New Life Academy.
LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC
Our student’s musical journey begins in preschool where students develop an understanding of rhythm, melody, and song. Students get hands on experience with a variety of instruments. We begin to develop a love of music and an understanding that music can be for worship and for fun! Preschool and Pre-K students also get the opportunity to prepare and perform a show for their parents.
During the elementary grades, students study musical theory, history and music appreciation. Students also work on performances for parents, friends and grandparents each year. 3rd-5th graders can join The Joyful Noisemakers choir.
Band is required in 5th grade and encourages students to explore a variety of instruments. Middle schoolers can continue band as an elective course. Students can elect to join the pep band and cheer their classmates on during Varsity basketball games.
There are multiple opportunities for creative expression in Choir. The elementary Joyful Noise Choir introduces students to choir. The Middle School Choir focuses on singing in 2 or 3 parts and developing the changing voice. The High School Choir will challenge your student to grow as a musician. For those who wish to explore their musical talents further, Morningstar is an auditioned group that performs and tours throughout the year. The group serves as an outreach ministry for New Life Academy and as such the group performs primarily classical and contemporary Christian music.
Choral Competitions and Awards:
Morningstar, Women’s Chorale and the High School Choir compete in the Minnesota State High School League.
- 2018-2019 Morningstar received a Superior, the highest score.
- 2018-2019 Upper School Concert Choir received Superior, the highest score
- 2018-2019 Women’s Chorale received a Superior, the highest score
- 2016-2017 Morningstar received a Superior, the highest score.
- 2016-2017 High School Choir received a Superior, the highest score.
- 2016-2017 Women’s Chorale received a Superior, the highest score.
- 2013-2014 High School Choir received a Superior, the highest score.